dysmelia


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dysmelia

 [dis-me´le-ah]
malformation of a limb or limbs due to disturbance in embryonic development.

dys·me·li·a

(dis-mē'lē-ă),
Congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened limbs. See: amelia, phocomelia.
[dys- + G. melos, limb]

dysmelia

/dys·me·lia/ (dis-mēl´e-ah) anomaly of a limb or limbs resulting from a disturbance in embryonic development.

dysmelia

[dismē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, dys + melos, limb
an abnormal congenital condition characterized by missing or shortened extremities of the body and associated with abnormalities of the spine in some individuals. It is caused by abnormal metabolism during the embryonic development of the limbs. See also phocomelia.

dys·me·li·a

(dis-mē'lē-ă)
Congenital abnormality characterized by missing or foreshortened limbs, sometimes with associated vertebral column abnormalities; caused by metabolic disturbance at the time of primordial limb development.
See: amelia, phocomelia
[dys- + G. melos, limb]

dysmelia

Deficiency or abnormality of the development of the limbs.

dysmelia

congenital absence of foreshortening of extremities, sometimes associated with spinal abnormalities

dysmelia

malformation of a limb or limbs due to disturbance in embryonic development.
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In 2012, EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) launched its online network, DysNet, to further its goal of bringing together Europe's often isolated patient groups that help people with all types of limb differences.
Dysmelia is the clinical term for congenital limb deficiency.
SALLY has left arm dysmelia, meaning her left arm did not develop from below the elbow.
EDRIC is the European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre.
Dysmelia is the medical term for congenital limb deficency of all types.
EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) that runs the DysNet online Limb Difference Network, has recently launched a survey to get a better picture of what life is like for people living with limb deficiencies across Europe.
EDRIC (The European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) is an umbrella organisation that aims to bring together the world's limb difference groups to share knowledge, expertise and support in a way that will benefit and bring a strong voice to those affected by the loss of one or more limbs, whether congenital or through amputation.
Dysmelia is the term for congenital limb deficiency.
Earlier this year, EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre) launched its online arm, DysNet, aimed at building an accessible knowledge-base of information, resources and experts' network specifically for people with limb differences, whether acquired or congenital.
EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre), which operates DysNet, a globally-focused limb-difference online network, has been contacted by two of its member charities, Reach in the UK and Assedea in France, after several disabled youngsters were prevented from riding roller-coasters because they had missing limbs.
Mr Adams-Spink leads both DysNet and its European NGO parent EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre).
The group, who have formed a pan-European Non-Governmental Organisation called EDRIC (European Dysmelia Reference Information Centre), chaired by Thalidomider and former BBC veteran, Geoff Adams-Spink, are making sure that the knowledge they have gained is preserved and built upon.